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Saga Dawa Programs: May 26 - June 11

posted May 17, 2017, 9:37 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 2:10 PM ]




Friday, May 26

6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

3rd Bod Jong Nga Tsoe Phayul

1 - 8

May 26 - June 2

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Daily Kangyur Tengyur Reading


Saturday, June 3
6:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Nyung-Ney Day 1 with Khenpo Jampa la from Seattle

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday School to serve meal at Portland Rescue Mission

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Health Maintenance Talk by Tibetan Medicine doctor Jetsun Emchi


Sunday, June 4

6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nyung-Ney Day 2 with Khenpo Jampa la from Seattle
Fasting. No eating, drinking and talking.

11 - 14

June 5 - 8

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Kangyur Tengyur Reading with Sermey Khen Rinpoche Ngawang Jorden la and his two attendants.

  • KT Reading will be interspersed with a series of teachings by Sermey Khen Rinpoche:

    • Dhenpa Shi (The Four Noble Truth)

    • Yenlak Dhunpa (The Seven Preliminaries for Carrying Out Dharma Practices)

    • Lodhok Namshi (The Four Principles of Thought Transformation).

    • Dolma Tsachik (21 Praises to Taras)

Wednesday, June 7

6:30 PM

An Evening with Tenzin Choegyal from Australia

  • Screening of The Road  

  • Live Performances by Tenzin Choegyal

  • Admission $10


Friday, June 9

  • 9:30 am - Teachings by Sermey Khen Rinpoche:

    • Jataka Tales (Stories of the Buddha's Previous Lives)

    • Inspiring stories and anecdotes from the lives of the Seventeen Great Panditas

  • 4:00 pm - Earthworm Liberation

  • 6:00 pm - Lama Choepay Sontsok


Saturday, June 10

Portland Grand Floral Parade


Sunday, June 11

10:00 AM

Medicine Buddha Empowerment by Sermey Khen Rinpoche

Free Sowa Rigpa Consultation by Tibetan Medicine doctor Emchi Kalsang Dolkar la and Emchi Kalsang Choedhen la

About Sermey Khen Rinpoche Ngawang Jorden la:

Khen Rinpoche Ngawang Jorden la was born into a family of nomads in the village of Tsangwa-Day near Shigatse. He spent his early childhood in Gangtok, Sikkim after escaping from Tibet at very young age. Rinpoche and his family finally moved to Bylakuppe, South India where he joined the Sera Mey Monastery. He obtained his Geshe Lharampa degree in 1991.

He served as the khenpo (abbot) of the Gyutoe Tantric Monastery from 1999 to 2005 and as the Khenpo of the Sed-gyued Monastery from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, H.H. the Dalai Lama appointed him as the Khenpo of the Sera Mey Monastic University.

Khen Rinpoche and his team are currently touring the United States to raise fund for construction of a new Choera (debate hall and classrooms) at the Sera Mey Monastic University.

They will be available for individual shabten, rabney, etc. throughout their weeklong stay in Portland. If you wish to invite them, please contact any NWTCA Board member.

Click here for more information about their Choera project.